Columbia Children's Theatre 2nd Annual Benefit Performance Set for Today
Headlining the second annual benefit gala will be veteran Columbia actor/singers Kim Harne, Lee O. Smith, Evelyn Clary, Paul Lindley II, and CCT Artistic Director Jerry Stevenson in numbers from School House Rock Live!, A Year with Frog and Toad, and The Phantom of the Opera. Performances from CCT YouTheatre include Aladdin, The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka.
Review Revue 2: Around the World with CCT is being produced by CCT's S.T.A.R (Student Thespians Achieving Results) program, a philanthropic group that allows Columbia area youth to participate in performance opportunities benefiting nonprofits. Each semester student actors research their own nonprofits and make a presentation to the entire group which works together to select an organization to benefit from the group's efforts. Previous nonprofits to which the CCT S.T.A.R program has made donations include the Ronald McDonald House and The Oliver Gospel Mission. Pamela Chalfant, director of the organization says, "the group is excited to provide an avenue through which the community can also give back to the theatre."
The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and is being held at Columbia Children's Theatre on the 2nd level of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com. For more information contact CCT at 803-691-4548.